Debt Enforcement & Management
Irresponsible lending

9 June 2023

Debt Enforcement & Management
There is a common misconception, even among debt experts, that Dubai banks don’t have a legal right to collect debts in other countries. Unfortunately this is just not true.

9 April 2021

Debt Enforcement & Management
Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai has written a letter to Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, enclosing a heart breaking plea from Russian businesswoman Bika Magomedova.

6 April 2021

Interpol & Extradition
Knowing that Dubai treats debt as a criminal rather than a civil matter, many expats who find themselves in unexpected debt trouble prefer to leave the country before they can be jailed.

5 April 2021

Debt Enforcement & Management
Bika, 49 and a 25 year resident of Dubai decided to open a bakery in JBR, an upmarket area in Dubai.  Bika, originally from Dagestan in Russia, chose a commercial real estate agent called Salwan LLC, a subsidiary of Dubai Properties.This was not Bika’s first business (sh...

25 March 2021

In this new episode, Radha Stirling interviews for the first time, Australian national Joe Sarlak, who has been detained in Doha for many years after being used as a scapegoat by the Qatari royal who was his local sponsor.  His sponsor had secretly looted Sarlak’s busine...

4 December 2020

"It is no secret that UAE banks have stepped up their efforts to enforce debts internationally and of course, there is nothing wrong with that.  The world is becoming smaller and people don’t expect that a simple relocation will alleviate them of their contractual obliga...

30 November 2020